One hundred years have passed since the roaring 1920's, and now names from that era are making a comeback!
An Aussie parenting site, has found that there's often a 100 year gap with baby names before they are popular again.
The basic principle is that parents choose names from the generation BEFORE their parents and grand parents. As a result you don't associate these names with the "grown-ups" or authority figures you knew as a child.
That said, parents-to-be also are looking for names that feel familiar and relatable, so old-fashioned monikers are often selected for being comfortable and homely.
Sadly, Australia did not collect official naming data back in the 1920's, so Essential Baby looked at names from that period from the US.
These are the top baby names in the US for boys in 1920 and where they rank in today's Aussie naming charts:
3. James (9)
4. William (3)
5. Charles (74)
6. George (34)
7. Joseph (54)
9. Edward (45)
Parents are growing sick of the traditionally limited options for boy's names, and, ironically, are looking to the past for old classics, ripe for revival.
The top US girls' names of 1920 show little cross-over with 2019's most popular monikers, with none of them featuring in today's Aussie top 100, but be prepared to hear these names over the coming months.
It might seem like some of these names are old-fashioned, but it's only the first week of the 100 year gap!
In time, trend-spotters believe we will be seeing more baby Mildreds' and Bettys in the playground!
Do you believe it?